Here are some of the Bradenton Herald’s top stories for the week of March 10 to March 16. Local students add their voice to a national movement Students in local high schools and universities joined a nation-wide movement when they walked out of their classrooms on Wednesday to protest gun violence demand action from officials. Students protested at Manatee High School, Braden River High School, the State College of Florida Collegiate School and New College of Florida, among other campuses.
The former manager of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office's property and evidence unit has been demoted, reassigned and suspended for two weeks after an internal affairs investigation confirmed her ongoing harassment of employees under her supervision, and insubordination towards her own supervisor. Paula Ostermeyer, a nearly 10-year veteran with the sheriff’s office, has a history of discipline during her tenure. The latest investigation into misconduct by the civilian employee began Dec. 13.
Nearly three years after Sheree Napier was sentenced for convictions of animal abuse and fraud in connection to the East Manatee animal rescue she owned with her husband, a judge ordered her to return to jail. Napier had served only part of her sentence when she was released on bond while an appeal made its way through the courts. Earlier this month, however, the Second District Court of Appeals upheld the conviction.
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